With Satan’s Authority, these Two Will Soon Rule the World!

“And I stood upon the sand of the sea (Mediterranean), and saw a beast (the antichrist) rise up OUT OF THE SEA (capitals mine), having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”

Revelation 13:1

“And I beheld ANOTHER (capitals mine) beast coming up OUT OF THE EARTH (capitals mine); and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast (the antichrist) before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast (the antichrist), whose deadly wound was healed.”

Revelation 13:11-12

In the two passages above, John in the Book of Revelation, saw two “beasts” coming out or coming to prominence, one from the sea (the Mediterranean) and the other from the earth (often in the Bible referring to Israel). The two “beasts”, or men, are very different in their purpose and demeanor. One is a blasphemer with great political power (hence the crowns). The other will have the power of the first but will act more in the role of a surrogate influencing all men to worship the first beast.

“So he (an angel) carried me (John) away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman (false prophet/religion) sit upon a scarlet coloured beast (the antichrist), full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns (sounds like Revelation 13:1 above). And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornications: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS (false religions) AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH (capitals directly from the KJV).”

Revelation 17:3-5

It is critical to remember the Tower of Babel (later referred to as Babylon) was the very first false religion. Nimrod (which means to rebel) attempted to build a tower which would take them to heaven thus making them equal to God. It is believed since mankind tended to follow the false beliefs laid out by him, the stage was set for more false religions to be established in order to deceive mankind from the TRUE religion, that of God the Father.

One of the main tenets of End Times Bible prophecy is the creation in the Last Days of an unholy Trinity (Satan, the antichrist and the false prophet) made to appear like the True Trinity (God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit). While the existence of Satan (aka Lucifer, the dragon, the beast, etc.) has been well known since The Garden of Eden in the Book of Genesis, his two other cohorts in this evil trinity were not introduced until later in the writings in the Books of Daniel, 2nd Thessalonians and Revelation.

If you have followed the teachings of Bible End Times prophecy, you know the identities of the antichrist and the false prophet will not be made public until the beginning of the Tribulation Period:

“For the mystery of iniquity (sin) doth already work: only he (Holy Spirit) who now letteth will let (allow), until he (Holy Spirit) be taken out of the way. And then shall that wicked (antichrist) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:”

2 Thessalonians 2:7-8

Only after the Holy Spirit is removed from controlling Satan in this world will the antichrist be revealed. Many believe it is the removal of the Holy Spirit at The Rapture which begins the 7-year Tribulation period. How then will the antichrist be finally revealed? What singular event will tell us who he truly is?

“And he (antichrist) shall confirm the covenant with MANY (capitals mine) for one week (7-year Tribulation): and in the midst of the week (after 3 1/2 years) he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease (implying the 3rd Holy Jewish Temple must be built in order to have Holy sacrifices going on), and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation (the Return of Jesus Christ), and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”

Daniel 9:27

In other words, the antichrist will not become well known until he confirms a 7-year peace treaty between Israel and MANY. Who are “many”? They are the nations and peoples who long for the destruction of Israel and the Jews which I am sure you will agree with me, comprises the vast majority of most countries in the world today.

So, the antichrist is seen coming out of the sea (referring to the Mediterranean) and from the inferred former Roman Empire or Europe because we are told by John in Revelation 17:10-11, “And there are seven kings: five (Assyrian, Egyptian, Babylonian, Mede-Persia, and Greek) are fallen, and one is (6th – Roman), and the other (the last one, 7th or, the reborn Roman Empire) is not yet come; and when he cometh he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not (Roman), even he is the eighth, AND IS OF THE SEVEN (capitals mine, while he comes out of the “new Roman/EU empire, remember he will create a global empire), and goes into perdition.”

Remember when John wrote the Book of Revelation in approximately 95AD, he was in prison on Patmos, put there by the Romans. The Romans were in charge! Of course, we know Rome is the only kingdom of the first 6 mentioned never defeated by another kingdom but basically who disintegrated from the inside. Verse 11 is clear the antichrist will come out of the seventh kingdom (Rome) and basically reestablish the eighth. That global kingdom will be comprised primarily of countries formerly ruled by the Roman Empire, i.e., today’s EUROPE!

So then, who is the false prophet seen coming out of the earth (Israel)?

I believe there is general consensus amongst Biblical scholars that the false prophet will set the stage for the antichrist to gain global command. First, he represents and controls religious affairs tantamount to the creation of a new, one world religion:

“And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast (antichrist) before him, AND CAUSETH THE EARTH AND THEM WHICH DWELL THEREIN TO WORSHIP THE FIRST BEAST (capitals mine), whose deadly wound was healed.”

Revelation 13:12

Apparently, the antichrist will suffer a mortal wound and then be supernaturally “resurrected”. Not only will the false prophet promote the antichrist as the one to worship but will also kill all who refuse to worship the antichrist or his image placed in the Jewish Temple.

 “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”

Revelation 13:15

And, very importantly, not only does the false prophet control a world religion but also all global economic commerce including the ability then to implement and control the feared Mark of the Beast!

“And he (the false prophet) causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their forehead. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast (antichrist), or the number of his name.”

Revelation 3:16-17

So, not only will the false prophet perform incredible signs that will convince people he is actually from God, but he will make people worship the antichrist, or his image, and he will kill those who refuse to do so. Most believe the only way to convince the false prophet that they believe in the antichrist is by taking his “mark”. By doing this they will then be able to buy and sell. Again, if you refuse the mark, not only will you not be able to buy or sell but the false prophet will probably have you killed!

“And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, AND WHOSOEVER RECEIVETH THE MARK OF HIS NAME (capitals mine).”

Revelation 14:11

The Holy Spirit, who indwells ALL believers in Jesus Christ, controls the actions of Satan on the earth UNTIL He is taken out of the way! Most believe this corresponds to The Rapture of the Church. With the immediate removal of all believers from the earth, Satan’s minions, the antichrist and the false prophet will have their way for seven years. This means the two of them, with the power and authority of Satan, will have total control over the global economy, religion, military and government. Can you imagine what this world would be like when the Tribulation occurs? It will make today’s world look like the Garden of Eden; it will be that bad.

But there is a solution. The Second Coming of Jesus Christ at Armageddon!

“And the beast (antichrist) was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire (hell) burning with brimstone.”

Revelation 19:20

Did God forget Satan? NO!

“And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.” Revelation 20:2. “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, WHERE THE BEAST (antichrist) AND THE FALSE PROPHET ARE (capitals mine), and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

Revelation 20:10.

God is in control! He has told us beforehand what must happen here on earth to righteously judge Satan, the antichrist, the false prophet and all who have rejected Jesus Christ as their Saviour. Knowing this before the Rapture and the beginning of the Tribulation is so comforting to those of us who have accepted Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for our sins and at this time knowing it is not too late to accept His pardon, we should all anxiously tell others of His gift to them. The time is fast approaching, and we all need to “…therefore comfort one another with these words.” Don’t put it off, share this message with others!

May God Bless you as we anxiously await Jesus’s soon return for us in the clouds at the Rapture!


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